18 Summer Potluck Ideas That Will Steal the Show
Summer is all about having a group of friends over, hanging out in the backyard and stuffing your face with at least 15 different dishes. And while you probably have a few go-to potluck recipes in your arsenal, don’t you think your grandma’s potato salad could use a little facelift? Ta-da: 18 foolproof potluck recipes that are sure to impress.
Salami, Artichoke and Ricotta Pasta Salad
Rushed to get to the neighborhood potluck? Have no fear. This pasta salad takes just 20 minutes and uses ingredients you probably already have on hand.
Persian Style Eggplant and Yogurt Dip
You can never go wrong with bringing a dip to a potluck, but Liz Harris’s eggplant and yogurt dip with turmeric and mint is guaranteed to stand out.
Baked Coconut Shrimp
Ready to impress at the cul-de-sac potluck? This recipe is crunchy, savory, sweet and spicy.
Red Potato Salad with Creamy Cashew Dijon Dressing and Dill
Chances are, someone else is going to bring a standard potato salad. But this twist with cashew dijon cream is sure to take center stage.
Three-Ingredient Hearts of Palm and Bacon Bites
We’re kind of obsessed with hearts of palm. But wrapping them with bacon? Genius.
Light and Tangy Coleslaw
Someone has to bring the quintessential potluck dish—but there’s no need to smother it in mayo. Lighten up the classic with a rice vinegar dressing.
Layered Beef Taco Salad
Make this beef-based taco salad up to four days before the party. Just top with chips on your way out the door.
Cherry Slab Pie
Don’t mess with the latticework and round pie pans. Throw together a cherry pie in a casserole dish for a big-batch dessert guests can serve themselves.
Lemony Grated Zucchini Salad with Tomato, Olives and Feta
Want to set your “pasta” salad apart? Swap the noodles for spiralized zucchini.
Browned Butter Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins
Bye, dinner rolls. These muffins pair fabulously with everything from chicken wings to potato salad.
Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake
Shh: This recipe starts with boxed cake mix. Because sometimes you want a cake that tastes good and looks pretty and doesn’t take an entire afternoon to make.
Three (uh, seven?) cheers for the party classic. You might want to make two batches just in case.
Peaches-and-Cream Ice Pops
While you could wait around for the ice cream truck, making your own is so much more fun.
Deviled Brussels Sprout Salad
Serve up deviled eggs in an entirely new way at the next potluck: as dressing over a Brussels sprout salad.
Baked Chicken Quesadillas
These adorable chicken quesadillas are fabulous finger foods for a gathering with tons of kiddos.
Skillet Peach Cobbler
Not a chef but put on dessert duty? This foolproof peach cobbler is sure to be a crowd-pleaser and, of course, not stress out the cook.